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    Default Pale or tanned?

    Which do you prefer for yourself?

    I noticed today that the foundation I've been using is now too dark for me... and so I got out a lighter shade I purchased a while ago accidentally (picked up wrong shade). I'm lighter, and happier about it. I love pale skin. I guess it's because it's what was "in" in the eras I like... 40s, 50s and Renaissance, etc.

    I know this isn't the norm though, and lots of people want to be brown.

    So which is it for you, and why?

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    Depends on the person and their style. Plus there is a difference between pale and pasty...also a difference between sunkissed and tanned.

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    I'd like pale but I am rosy instead.

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    I like to be brown.But I am part Maori so I can go in sun for just a little bit and tan easily!!
    I can never tan my legs though!
    AND I just got medical treatments on my legs which required them to stay outta sun for a week before,and have been wearing stockings since,in total 6 weeks so I will be desperate for a spray tan after!!My first time ever!
    Us Maoris pride ourselves on our beautiful tones

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    Pale. I am pale with freckles so anything too dark looks awful and I avoid the sun as much as possible. I would never get a fake tan because they look fake and I don't care to look like I have oompa loompa-itis. ETA - I am very angry at Maybelline for phasing out the lighter shades in my preferred foundation, the lightest is still far too dark for me grrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Chels* View Post
    I like to be brown.But I am part Maori so I can go in sun for just a little bit and tan easily!!
    I can never tan my legs though!
    AND I just got medical treatments on my legs which required them to stay outta sun for a week before,and have been wearing stockings since,in total 6 weeks so I will be desperate for a spray tan after!!My first time ever!
    Us Maoris pride ourselves on our beautiful tones
    I'm part Maori too! I tan easily as well. I love having a bit of colour, but I don't go out of my way for it, unlike my aunties who still put coconut oil on. My mum has pakeha skin like her dad, so she goes very red. I've got Maori, Italian, French skin, so I can handle a bit of colour.
    But...I do love alabaster White skin. My bestie has that and, wow, it looks beautiful with her deep auburn hair and green eyes.

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    I'm pale, though not pasty

    DD has my dads dark olive skin. We put 30+ sunscreen on her every two hours on Monday and he now has a tan!

    I have to wear sunscreen or else I burn but I never tan either but I'm ok with that.


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    For me personally, I like the look of a tan better. You could literally use my legs as a torch I am that white!!! I am also a little overweight and I find that I feel more comfortable when I have a spray tan.

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    I don't mind either way - though I like whatever skin tone I have to reasonably even. Because I've been not brave enough for the bikini since being pregnant I'm tanned upper body and legs with a giant white belly. Lol.

    But I don't go 'tanning'. I wear sun screen, avoid the sun in the middle of the day, but also walk a lot and swim as much as I can, so a tan over summer is inevitable.

    But I think I do look a little better with a bit of colour. Though I'm aware this summer (maybe a pregnancy symptom?) the colour is uneven, almost a freckly look on my wrists and forehead. But I am worried about sun damage. I'd rather me pasty pale with good skin than look like a leather hand bag before I'm 30.

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    I spent years, years going for a tanned look, I'm naturally pretty brown anyway but I really chased that tanned outdoorsy look :sun:

    Now I'm paying the price


    I'll never be pale, I don't have that sort of skin, but un-tanned is my choice.


 

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